Keswick Mountain Rescue Team has a very broad range of equipment, to cover many different types of rescue situations. Medical emergencies, crag rescues, searches and swift water rescue are just a few examples of the situations that the team is prepared to respond to.
As mentioned in the vehicle pages, the team has 2 Land Rovers and a Ford Transit minibus. The two Land Rover vehicles are identically equipped and laid out, so that the team has the capability to respond to two callouts at the same time. The Ford Transit minibus carries a reduced amount of equipment and is used mainly as a people-carrier/ambulance.
The equipment is distributed into rucksacks and stored in the rear of the Land Rover vehicles ready to be deployed on the hill. A tagging system has been designed by the team so that on taking an equipment rucksack from the vehicle, a small identity tag is removed and hung on the rear door. This system allows other team members to see very quickly what equipment has already been taking on the hill.